The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has relieved Director of Bands Gary Sousa from his leadership position with the Pride of the Southland Band and placed him on administrative leave for the remainder of the fall semester. Don Ryder will serve as interim director of bands for the remainder of the season. Chancellor Cheek met with
Need a little help getting your student-owned business off the ground? The Boyd Venture Fund is looking for UT students interested in applying for seed-funding grants. The application deadline for the fall 2013 semester is Friday, November 8.
A gift from a UT alumnus to the College of Engineering has created an endowed chair to focus on tackling today’s energy challenges. The $1.5 million commitment from Jim Gibson, a 1971 graduate in industrial engineering, has established the Gibson Endowed Chair in Engineering.
The national Lean In women’s professional movement has landed on campus. New York Times best-seller Lean In, written by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has prompted a conversation change to focus on what women can do rather than not do, to advance their careers and influence. The on-campus group, “Women in Electrical Engineering
Eighteen percent of the adult population in the US lacks a high school credential. Many go back to school to earn their General Educational Development credential, better known as the GED. Yet, half of those who teach GED programs say they don’t feel prepared to provide reading instruction. Steve McCallum, department head in education psychology
The UT creative communications web team is looking for volunteers to help improve the efficiency of the university’s primary website, utk.edu. The team conducts usability testing annually with the campus community to gain direct input on how real users use the website, and identify areas for improvement. To participate in the usability testing, students, faculty,